Hey Ladies and Gents,
Lets talk about these July wedding dates. We all want to have a beautiful setting for our weddings and we want to look as beautiful as they day our mothers laid eyes on us at our birth. Yeah, thats not going to be happening in 85 degree heat standing next to the mosquito infested lake setting you picked. Your friends and family are going to be melting like ice cream on pavement while your getting ready in the air conditioned bridal suite.
Outside weddings during summer months if over 80 degrees generally are not very much fun. You almost have to plan to have the wedding at 11 in the morning or after the sun has set in order for it to cool off enough for your guest and yourself to enjoy it. Otherwise you will not see very many people dancing and you will not see very many people drinking that open bar you paid out the nose for.
Outside wedding needs to be concise and quick so no Catholic ceremonies outside PLEASE. Make it quick and light and get everyone back inside asap to keep cool. I would not even seat guests outside until about 5 minutes before the ceremony just to keep it moving and people comfortable.
NO OUTSIDE RECEPTION! Only if you have portable fans and ac units to cool the area in which your reception is going to be. Otherwise you yourself and your spouse to be will just be riddled with heat exhaustion as if you would be already from the prep. of the day.
Last thing you want to hear about your reception or wedding is how uncomfortable your guests where..trust me you will never hear the end of it.
Keep cool and plan your big day accordingly. :)